Post by northstarmom on Mar 28, 2021 12:10:42 GMT -5
The rollout is slow and disorganized in Mexico. Lines are from 6 hours to 3 days long! The main vaccine being distributed is Sinovac. For that reason, my partner and I will return to Florida to get the vaccine. I've now been in quarantine for a year because while Mexico has opened up a great deal -- due to so many citizens relying on service jobs -- there are more virus cases here than in the official count. Many sick people can't afford hospitalization so their illness goes unreported. It's estimated there are ten times as many cases here as are officially counted.
Had my first jab and so far not turned into a Bill Gates clone nor had a blood clot. Get the second on May 11th. Still staying masked and washing my dannies.
I had too google "dannies"...Def. #1 from Eng. thesaurus--the hand used when teaching/ interacting with children, ..#2 from Urban dictionary--the compulsion to grope or fondle persons of the same sex when one is drunk---either way I am a bit confused
Working at the primary school helping kids to read, I get used to the bellowed instruction from teachers, "Now was your dannies, children"
I just listened to a podcast about people delaying preventative check-ups because of fears generated about/by the Corona Virus.
The general idea of the pod cast was, when people fear corona virus, sometimes they delay getting check-ups that might discover some early stages of heart, stroke or cancer discoveries. The pod cast was not from a medical person but from someone that deals with number crunching so take the message with some skepticism. To me some of this makes sense, I have put off a dermatology appointment for quite some time.
Yes, the general public has been advised to avoid scheduling non urgent medical issues but maybe it is time to schedule some screening type appointments.
Seem we are stuck in a forever loop. Cases are falling here, the vaccine roll out is amazing and yet and yet. The gov are talking about the August peaks being the worst yet and restrictions are still ongoing. Nothing seems to satisfy the gloom and doom brigade
It seems the cases here are also increasing. Now the younger people are getting Covid. The reason is they mingle with other people more, don't wear masks as often as they used to and the variant types of Covid are more contagious.
I got my 2nd Pfizer dose last week, then 5 days later I was working with a guy who then tested positive for covid several days later. He's in his 20's and recovering fine. I don't have symptoms so it looks like Pfizer vaccine did it's job (and us wearing masks helped). Waiting for PCR test result. It's too bad because he was looking to get a vaccine shot but the virus beat him to it.
My town was quiet. Plenty of parking and no shop was innundated with shoppers. I hear London was bad. But us"silky buggers from the west country" are sensible folk and not prone to frenzy. Saying that, I did buy a pair of Christmas socks for half price.
Post by worksforme2 on Apr 14, 2021 20:24:20 GMT -5
It's been a month now since I had the 2nd shot. So I should be as protected as I'm likely to get. I have been out and about more and talking to a # of people about if they are vaccinated yet. Right now the no's are outpacing the yeses, to my surprise. And race doesn't seem to be a factor based on my unscientific polling during random conversations, everywhere from my Harley dealership to Lowes hardware, my church and to the bicycle shop when I got a grandsons bike repaired. And I have spoken to a # of people of color, roughly in equal proportion to whites as I cast my need to know net far and wide. I have gotten a variety of reasons as to why they aren't vaccinated yet. Some say they haven't had time, others are skeptical of the safety aspect since the vaccines were created so quickly, and there is no evidence of how they will work long term(years out) or the possible side effects in 10 years. Others don't trust the government. And I read that roughly 40% of Marines are declining to take a shot. So I am wondering if in spite of the fact that there is a potential remedy for what is ailing us, will society still be looking at Covid19 as a real threat down the road? And what does that do to the hoped for goal of herd immunity by the end 2022?
All life is a process of weighing risk. Riding a motor bike is a risk, drinking beer and smoking likewise. One night stands are risky. But we make decisions. Are the risks of blood clots, a few in tens of millions, worth taking? I think so. The vaccine race was indeed Mr. Toad's wild ride but it is as safe as any medicine we jab into ourselves methinks.
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petrushka: Just attended a lecture on local history. Apparently the Presbyterian Scottish refugees who settled here called a 'frolic', what the Amish would call a 'barn raising'. First a working bee, then dancing and feasting.
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Handy: I just read "The Babylon Bee" article "Blockage Cleared, Ships Moving At Record Speed As Chick-Fil-A Workers Put In Charge Of Suez Canal." Good humor.
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worksforme2: Freezing temps in the morning for the next 3 days= no peaches in the fall for me unless I buy them,... 2 yrs in a row...growing my own fruit has proven to be a losing proposition
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Handy: Meet the Feebles=weird!
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